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Aug 12, 2009 7:00pm EDT
. plus, new evidence shows that karl rove was more deeply involved in the firings of those u.s. attorneys during the bush administration. so is the law finally catching up to rove? "newsweek" investigative reporter michael isikoff will break it down for us, and how did the white house and the democrats get the strategy for justice sonia sotomayor's confirmation vote so right but drop the ball when it came to the message war over health care reform? that's in "the politics fix." and finally, president obama awarded the presidential medal of freedom to 16 recipients today, among them senator ted kennedy, sidney poitier, billie jean king and archbishop desmond tootoo of south africa. but first, we begin with the rage over the health care bill. with us now is congressman david scott, a democrat from georgia. you've faced really angry outbursts over this. you've been in your fourth term in the house. you were in the state legislature before that. surely you've run into a lot of opposition for a lot of legislative ideas in the past. how does this compare to the kind of opposition you've run int
Aug 20, 2009 11:00pm EDT
karl rove and ken melhman and others doing what they did as political strategists that much was driven by political interests, domestic political interests, not international relations and national security or other interests, and that oftentimes we did develop policies that were focused toward domestic issue, political issue, that is, that would give the republicans an edge, when in fact, that position might contradict national security interests. so, you know, i don't know whether the governor is right in what he's saying or not, but i do know that there is an environment in which what he -- what he's saying could have been true and let me just say one other thing, this is really amazing to me as a republican, watching this happen. we have treasury secretary o'neill's book. we have scott mcclellan's book on the other side of the ledger perhaps. we have doug five's book, although he throws a number of barbs at the state department. we have dick cheney's book coming out. donald rumsfeld's book coming out. i have no doubt if they provoke colin powell enough, his book will follow theirs.
Aug 20, 2009 6:00pm EDT
women's 2o. refreshingly healthy. karl rove is at it again twisting the facts to suit himself, even after turd blossom's testimony and thousands of pages of e-mails showed that he played a big role in the firing of the u.s. attorneys back in 2006. he is still hoping he can weasel his way out of this situation and in "the wall street journal" op-ed rove claims the evidence showed he had little to do with the firings and he actually thinks he deserves an apology from "the new york times" and "the washington post" and house judiciary committee. chairman john conyers says that he was responsible. all right. let me bring in congressman adam schiff of california, the congressman who sits on the house judiciary committee, and led the questioning of karl rove earlier this summer. well, congressman, good to have you on. are you ready to apologize to karl rove? >> it's great to be with you, ed, and i think rove does deserve something but an apology is not what i have in mind. >> what do you make of this strategy of his? it just struck me that he's always ban politicli been a pol operative who
Aug 12, 2009 4:30am EDT
against critics while congressional lawmakers face angry crowds. >>> karl rove behind the ntroversial 2006 firings of u.s. attorneys. >>> and playerup. a bench clearing brawl breaks out between the boston red sox a bench clearing brawl breaks out between the boston red sox and the detroit tigers. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm kristen well ger. today we begin with town hall turmoil. with public meetings on the issue of health care across the nation, president obama managed to hold a civil meeting on the subject yesterday and used a new spin on his campaign for health care reform. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: president obama went to new hampshire to reform late his health care pitch. it's taken a beating in the latest polls. insurance reform is the new obama spin. >> getting a good deal from the insurance coverers. that's what i'm fighting for. >> reporter: no ban on reexisting conditions. no canceling insurance if you get sick. >> your health insurance should be there for you when it counts. not just when you're paying premiums
Aug 13, 2009 6:37pm EDT
unfold post-bush era, that's karl rove, these e-mails that have come out. how vocal do you think dick cheney is going to be in defending karl rove? would he get involved in that? obviously he must have known what the heck was going on, it was an attack on the judiciary, but it seems to me there will be a lot more come ing fromthese two gentlemen. >> i think that's right. if the vice president talks about this, he'll frame he answers in terms of the office, and the presidency and the release of these e-mails. but those e-mails are juicy. it's becoming a campaign issue. just tonight the new jersey governor, jon corzine is calling on his opponent to answer questions about the rove e-mail. if karl rove is becoming an issue? a bunch of states, that's quite a surprise to administration that we thought was sort of history, but karl has a book coming out, too. they all do, so he doesn't mind being on the griddle a little bit for that reason, too. >>> the president's going to go on the road tomorrow, a town hall meeting in montana, max bachus's backyard. if there was ever a time to call out a
Aug 12, 2009 8:00pm EDT
and tv shows in the middle of a national debate over insurance you're in deep do do. karl rove in deep do do tied to the firing of the u.s. attorneys. the harriet meyers attorney, rove described a serious problem and said he wanted something done about it. >> i was not in a position to find out whether or not they were accurate. that was up to the justice department but i had an obligation to pass those on. >> you know, just like typhoid. and irony immeasurable. michele bachman tries to portray amer corps as obama's personal, secret army. guess who just signed up for americorp? her son. all that and more on "countdown." >> that is so frightening. >>> good evening from new york. in yesterday's health care town hall president obama singled out specific republicans for praise, hailing their diligent work on health care, sensible proposals, extolling bipartisanship. two of those republicans have now responded snatching duplicity from the jaws of compromise and figuratively spitting in the president's face. you will recall that responding primarily to the sarah palin-betsy mccoy lie that he wa
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Aug 15, 2009 1:00am EDT
of the democratic plan? greta talks to voters. rush limbaugh and karl rove, the newest comedy team? they are making a guest appearance on a comedy show. if you thought that the town halls were dying down, think again. even president obama got into the mix today. >> all we get is bull. you cannot tell us how you are going to pay for this. you are saving here, saving over there, you are going to take money here and there but you have no money. the only way you can get that money is to raise your taxes. >> you are absolutely right that i cannot cover another $46 millio46 million people for fre. we will have to find some resources. >> why did you change or strategy to talking about health insurance reform and deciding to vilify the insurance companies? >> the insurance companies in some cases have been constructive. >> it has nothing to do with democrats but fair is fair. american is american. >> i pray you people in washington will start realizing that you are our employees. >> how many doctors have you talked to and asked them why do you think about the health reform? >> a lot of doctors have endorse
Aug 14, 2009 10:00pm EDT
declares the paper has done a hit job on him. >>> and karl rove on "family guy." >> what the deuce. >>> and joe the plumber, the stand-up comedian. how will we know when his act is over? all that and more now on "countdown." ♪ >> good evening from new york. after weeks of fear mongering, shouting lies, death threats, and more in our fifth story today, the president came face to face with a real american who challenged him on health care reform. the stage had been set for a couple of days with a group affiliated with the tea party offshoot, americans for prosperity whipping up opposition to greet mr. obama when he arrived for today's town hall in belgrade, montana. it will be important to see montanans come out in force to say no to government health care. a member of patients first told the associated press yesterday. some 1,300 people got inside after first come first serve ticket giveout at two city halls. one of those people a welder named randy rathi had driven almost all the way across montana to get tickets so he could confront president. here is what happened when a real w
Aug 13, 2009 7:00am EDT
thoughing that karl rove played a critical role in the controversial firing of u.s. attorneys. >> up next, we'll take a closer look at what this could mean for george bush's top political advisor. >>> and also ahead, get ready for tonight's preseason kickoff between the skins and ravens. who is expected to make the big impact tonight to fight to make the team. we'll talk about it coming up. mm... well... naaa... yeah! calculating for getaway. ♪ find your way to a perfect destination at busch gardens... and war country usa... where family-fun surrounds you... and world-class rides astound. start at announr: during the autobahn for all event, you can get great lease deals. i love it! i just want to know it's the right move. me? thirteen days the future. you get a deal on the car you always wanted. scheduled maintenance is included, it's all good. what'she future like? you love your new jetta. d the suit? you like it? no...i love it! at the jcpenney hottest back to school sale tired of waiting for your savings? with an instant money coupon from jcpenney, get $10 off inst
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Aug 27, 2009 1:00am EDT
, and the dream will never die. greta: you will hear more from senator kennedy in his own words, and karl rove talks about working with senator kennedy, what it was like to work with him and against him. plus, do you want to dish out more than $1 billion for farmers' markets and jungle gyms? if you do not pay attention, you might be dishing this adds. steve moore is here to explain. but first, we spoke to a senior adviser to president bush, karl rove. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me, greta. greta: the news that has consumed everyone in the last 24 hours has been senator kennedy's death. i assume while you were here in washington, you had a chance to work with him. >> he was hard-working. when you went to a meeting with ted kennedy, as we did many times at the white house, you had better had done your homework, because he did is. this is a guy that got every morning and said, "how can i advance because i believe in?" he was a fervent advocate, and he did his homework, so i had a great deal of respect for him after i saw how hard he applied himself, particularly in compariso
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Aug 11, 2009 8:00pm EDT
analyst karl rove. let's take president obama first. i thought he was better today in getting his message out in new hampshire. it was a friendly crowd. they stacked it, i think, you know, to make sure that there was no disrespect. now, president obama submits that the insurance companies have rigged the healthcare system. and that the only way they can unrig it is the government to put out standards to help the insurance companies must follow and create a parallel universe where the government would offer health insurance to drive down the price. that's basically what this is all about. you say to that, what? >> well, look. we don't need a government insurance company to compete with 1300 private insurance companies in order to guarantee competition. you know, that logic would say that on the other essentials in life, automobiles, we need a government automobile company. we need a government food company. we need a government clothing company. also that we can have competition. we don't need that look, he, himself, made this point today. fedex and u.p.s., he said are doing well. it's the
Aug 11, 2009 9:00pm EDT
of closed-door testimony by bush's white house counsel, harriet miers, and bush's political guru, karl rove. ms. miers testified that the white house, specifically karl rove and his staff, were intimately involved in the decision-making process about whether or not the supposedly independent u.s. attorneys, the supposedly apolitical prosecutors, were going to be allowed to keep their jobs. ms. miers told the committee that she received a call from mr. rove, in which he said that the u.s. attorney in new mexico, mr. iglesias was, quote, a serious problem, and he wanted something done about it. miers told the committee, quote, my best recollection is that he was very agitated about the u.s. attorney in new mexico. why would karl rove be so agitated by david iglesias? why was iglesias such a serious problem, according to karl rove? well, e-mails released today from the committee showed rove's deputy, a man named scott jennings, explicitly saying ig lanous should be fired and complaining that mr. iglesias was, quote, shy about doing his job on madrid. madrid is patricia madrid, a democratic can
Aug 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
to our audience tonight, you are the one who is front and center of investigating karl rove on the judiciary committee. in fact, these e-mails that have been released show that rove has got his fingerprints all over the firing of the u.s. attorneys. what is startling to you in all of this? what is most revealing from what you've been able to find? >> well, the two things that really stood out from the depositions that i did of meyers and rove over the last few weeks were that rove was very heavily involved in pushing iglesias out of office in new mexico. he forwarded on complaints from republican activists in the state. he was agitating, called harriet miers, wanting something done, wanted him gone and kded in pushing out someone the justice department rated as a star prosecutor. contrary to rove's assertions all these decisions were only the doj, they only learned about it after the fact, he was very involved from an early point. the other thing i thought was shocking in terps of harriet miers is rove asked myers to intervene with the justice department to try to clear rick
Aug 12, 2009 4:30am EDT
white house e maims show former adviser karl rove was detectly involve for the firing of attorneys for political reasons. they show extensive conversation between him and white house counsel hair yet miers. rove said he simply acted as a conduit. >> funeral services set for friday in massachusetts for eunice kennedy shriver. family members began gathering for a private wake last night at the kennedy compound in high is in port. among those arriving were shriver's kneniece caroline keny and her brother, ted. many remember her work as founder of the special olympics. >> she was a great american citizen and she stood by herself as as a citizen, a grut humanitarian. >> hundreds are expected to pay their respects at a public wake tomorrow. eunice shriver was 88. >>> because of his sister's death and his own health problems senator kennedy will not be at the white house to receive hess med alf ceremony. among 15 others given the high honor civil rights pioneer reverend lowery and former supreme court justice sandra dey o'connor. >> the newest justice sonya soert mire will be honored at t
Aug 12, 2009 6:00pm EDT
on the role of carl rove in the firing of attorneys. he was very upset about a prosecute. he was one of the nine attorneys fired, some say for not being loyal enough to the bush administration. rove said it shows politics paid no role in the firing. >>> a operation to take over a taliban controlled town in afghanistan is now underway. 500 marines and afghanistan soldiers kicked it off this morning. by freeing them we free the local population from the influence of the taliban. >> the offense now instead of the defense. lot of our mission's have been defensive. it's good to get out on offensive. >> reporter: they are working to protect voting site as head of next week's elections. >>> five dozen in iraq have swine flu. the health inspectors found the virus on six base as cross the country. soldier account for more than two thirds of iraq swine flu cases. >>> see this. leaders in israel seeking divine intervention for the swine flu. a group of leaders held a prayer meeting on board a airplane. they hope an appeal to higher powers will ward off the possibly deadly virus. about 50 peopl
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Aug 13, 2009 10:00pm EDT
ago, karl rove went on the record about the heated town hall meetings and much more. nice to see you. town hall meetings are consuming much of the nation. what is your opinion? >> well, i wrote a column towards the end of july in which i said the big test would be for the opponents of health care, whether they showed up at the town hall meetings. i said this would be a test of how angry people are and how big their concerns are. they are showing up in large numbers and they are sharing their opinions and it is pretty extraordinary. >greta: apparently this has gotten under the skin of some. harry reid said in an interview, he referred to some of these people as "evil monsters who are using lies, innuendo, rumor to drag out national the bakdebate" >> you have other opinions written by the leader of the house and the speaker of the house in which they said that these people were acting at american. you have the white house through organizing for america, this is the front group for obama, they sent an e-mail that said that these people were tools of the insurance industry. these are ord
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Aug 15, 2009 5:00am EDT
: james traficant is getting out of jail. plus karl rove, tucker carlson and premier of our "sleen-in panel." americans are outraged by the health care bill. the daily presidential tracking poll has the approval rating at a negative eight with those who strongly disapprove of his performance outnumbing those who strongly approve. the president continues. he is living in his own radical bubble. today he had another one of those town hall events where there was wide public support for nanny-state health care and lots of love, praise and support for the annointed one, the president of the united states. and here are some scenes from the president's town hall from earlier today in montana. >> that is for all. [applause] >> thank you, montana. thank you. [applause] sean: nobody in the president's make-believe world rkts they don't like guns very much in montana, do they? >> i'm a proud n.r.a. member. [applause] >> i believe in our constitution and it's a very important thing. sean: i think four people clapped. did you hear the crickets chirping even though there are people in montana wh
Aug 11, 2009 4:00pm EDT
karl rove and other top aides were much more involved than previous thought. >>> but first, away they go. if only service was this fast. that and some other stories that made us say -- are making us say no way today after the break. since arthur's been eating purina one, he has blossomed... into an incredibly strong, healthy cat. his coat is incredibly shiny and soft and very thick. everybody thinks he's the most handsome cat they've ever seen. [ woman announcing ] purina one for indoor cats... unlocks the brilliance of nature... with a natural fiber blend that helps minimize hairballs... and maintain a healthy weight. [ laurie ] he's a character. he bringso much laughter into this household. and he's the best-lookin' cat there is. [ announcer ] it's amazing what one can do. so now we've turned her toffee into a business. my goal was to take an idea and make it happen. i'm janet lo and i formed my toffee company through legalzoom. i never really thought i would make money doing what i love. robert shapiro: we created legalzoom to help people start their business and launch their
Aug 20, 2009 6:00am EDT
-- >> what does karl rove want an apology for? >> he has an op-ed and wants an apology of those who mischaracterized his role in the firings of the u.s. attorneys during the bush years. the democrats released the documents and tried to portray him in being way too involved in trying to get rid of attorney generals in places like new mexico and alabama. rove said, i testified, proves i did nothing wrong. was i aware of it? was my staff keeping me abreast of it? absolutely. i want an apology. i don't think he's going to get the the apology. this is rove. >> what's the bottom line on the attorney story with rove? >> rove admitted in the op-ed piece that he was advised, he was told that that ig lashs was not investigating certain things and passed it along. and he said if he hadn't had passed it along, he would have been criticized for that. but ig lash yus, karl rove suggested that he wantig lashs wanted to run for public office, then that would hurt him in the future efforts to run for political office. i don't know if that's true or not. that's the charge he made out there. i will sa
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Aug 18, 2009 1:00pm EDT
full analysis, including karl rove. juliet: a boat and we will top of your finger. that was the real threat from the taliban in afghanistan as they make it deadly push to keep civilians away from the polls. scenes like this one on the outskirts of kabul killing more than a dozen people, including afghan soldiers. but what could be the most significant attack did not kill anyone, rockets landing on the presidential compound. this is a place considered to be the nation's most secure area. militants promising attacks on polling places and there is a good chance they will follow through. greg palkot is streaming from afghanistan. what does all of this mean for security and for those people trying to change things? >> it was a major blast on the eastern side of cobble. the taliban already claimed responsibility. we were out there earlier today. it is full of targets for the taliban. of course, we are less than two days away from the elections. that blast against the presidential convoy left one dead, injured a few civilians and more than 50 civilians injured. in fact, they were the ones t
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Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
and chuck grassley to eat. >> clayton: grassley twitters all the time and jackie karl rove wanted the early political soccer during and as an aspiring back-and-forth exchange between the two of them. >> alysin: they're both saying different things about health care reform so that they cannot upon themselves to send out the stores. this is from arlen specter. >> mike: changer tweet. >> clayton: to go back and forth about it. all a dress you want sarah palin said this week about the death penalty which some republicans are trying to distance themselves from, but it is funny this is taking place in cyberspace for. >> mike: it's the times we live in and sarah palin is using those internet websites, facebook, myspace, to get her message out, and why not? >> alysin: isn't it strange to see these white-haired gentleman saying you are there using a cool putter lingo. >> mike: if i didn't die my hair you have another white-haired guy putting. >> alysin: meantime i have your headlines. this is what's happening in your news. >> families of the victims of that deadly typhoon in taiwan are remembering t
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Aug 26, 2009 5:00pm EDT
're going to turn this thing on. karl rove, senior advisor to george w. bush, fox news contributor. karl, a lot of people who watch this say, well, it's karl, rove, you know, of course karl rove, the evil emporer. he's going to say these things. let's not talk about politics at all. let's just talk about the constitution. do you agree that there is some sort of -- that the republic is being used as a host right now, and some other virus is going in and eating that host and at some point it will be what is remaining? >> well, i do think we face a very real danger of changing what our country is by putting in place policies that centralize power in government and centralize power in government in washington, and that's what i'm really worried about with these czars. these czars are a way to drive policy faster, stronger and more left and harder because of of having extra hidden muscle, if you will. glenn: everybody has had czars, but not czars like this. karl, for the life of me, i mean, look, i know the media is biased, yada, yada, yada, i get it, but this is a whole new world, and i for
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Aug 29, 2009 8:00pm EDT
't think it did speed and did george bush comment on your impression of him? >> no, i had karl rove come up to me one time i was doing an event like a similar event where i met you, and karl rove came up and he was -- i wanted to meet him i thought it would be neat to meet him, it's neat to meet you guys, and he came -- i was going to go to him and he came walking over to the car and doesn't roll down the window and does this by said we think that men, a model t.? so he's like my frank, nice he knew who i was not that what is this, the patriot act? so i'm sitting there sank to a rover, what's going on in. red rover red rover, a karl rove or come over. people have been generally pretty nice is very cool speech and have people get mad at you or i don't want to say. now and letterman have been great. i went on letterman's show and the david letterman show if you don't know who that is, and here's a guy explaining things you don't have two, sometimes that's okay. just not too much. here's the deal lets get back on track. i've been lost for a while. i know that story. i went on letterman i went
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Aug 30, 2009 12:00am EDT
it is an exo skeleton, and if an event happens, they're going to turn this thing on. karl rove, senior advisor to george w. bush, fox news contributor. karl, a lot of people who watch this say, well, it's karl, rove, you know, of course karl rove, the evil emporer. he's going to say these things. let's not talk about politics at all. let's just talk about the constitution. do you agree that there is some sort of -- that the republic is being used as a host right now, and some other virus is going in and eating that host and at some point it will be what is remaining? >> well, i do think we face a very real danger of changing what our country is by putting in place policies that centralize power in government and centralize power in government in washington, and that's what i'm really worried about with these czars. these czars are a way to drive policy faster, stronger and more left and harder because of of having extra hidden muscle, if you will. glenn: everybody has had czars, but not czars like this. karl, for the life of me, i mean, look, i know the media is biased, yada, yada, yada, i get
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Aug 1, 2009 7:00am EDT
stories we're talking about this morning feeling karl rove is here to talk about the state of the health care reform bill. some are saying it made major progress through committee. at least the house, but others are saying it's a long way from actually succeeding will get a status check this morning. >> clayton: now the recess is happening. speed up something in his health care bills that may surprise you. i don't know if you've seen the restaurants. at least here on the east coast that list the calorie count of all of the items on chain restaurants. it could be coming to her restaurant near you, and it really might change the way you eat every morning or afternoon every night, i know it does make will talk about the calorie count coming up. >> clayton: getting your vote on it now because we will talk about it. we will read your e-mails and triggers coming up. do you want to know how many calories are in your life and you're having a starbucks. game cube i do will save most americans do. >> alysin: in the meantime yesterday morning. we were telling you about how the cash recorders, gover
Aug 12, 2009 6:00am EDT
.s. attorneys and just how involved karl rove was in the decision to let at least one of them go. plaintiff   --  hmmm... well.. naaa... yeah! calculating for getaway. ♪ find your way to a perfect destination at busch gdens... and water country usa... where family-fun surrounds you... and world-class rides astound. start at ♪ mmm! ♪ and i would do anhing for love 1. makes meat loaf sing. it's the all new sesame street forest of fun... at busch gardens in williamsburg. and everyone's sesame street friends. ( elmo giggles ) ♪ big and small! there's fun for all! ♪ >>> a world leader with a case of the swine flu. the costa rican president confirms he has the h1n1 virus an is being quarantined at home. he says he has a fever and sore throat and is being treated with an anti-flu medicine. the president is at higher risk than most because he suffers from asthma. >>> whitehouse e maims show that karl rove was deeply involved in the firing of at least one u.s. attorney. the documents reveal extensive exchanges
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Aug 30, 2009 8:00pm EDT
? >> no, i had karl rove come up to me one time at an event and karl rove, like a similar event like where i met you and karl rove came up and he was, i want today meet him thought it'd be neat to meet some of you guys and he came-- i was going to go up to him and he came walking over to the car and tells me to roll down the window and he did this, what do you think i'm in a model t? so he's like, hi, frank, he knew who i was. i'm like what is this? the patriotic act? . i'm sitting here, hey, rove what's going on, man? red rover, red rover, let carl rover come over. >> mike: anybody gotten mad at you? >> i don't want to say, boo! >> you know, leno and letterman have both been great. letterman had me, i went on letterman's show and david letterman's show if you don't know who that is. here is a guy explaining things you don't have to. sometimes that's okay. just not too much. here is the deal let's get back on track. i've been lost for a while. i know that story. i went on letterman and went on with my zipper down, he said, is your zipper down, here is a top ten things you shouldn't do on
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Aug 5, 2009 8:00pm EDT
with a terrorist dictator? karl rove on that. >> with fox news. we would like to talk to you about your involvement with iran. you're not selling them airplane parts. bill: calls for jeffrey immelt to be fired in the wake of saying general electric committed fraud. dick morris has some thoughts. >> i won't have to listen to this mindless crap anymore. bill: and dennis miller on the clinton rescue. and paula abdul leaving "american idol." >> she should leave. sonia sotomayor should take over "american idol." bill: caution, you are about to enter the no-spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute bill: i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. president obama and corporate corruption. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as you may know, the vicious recession we have now is largely driven by irresponsible corporations selling and buying bad mortgages and big oil raising gas prices because of speculation. the bush administration failed to oversee the chaos and n
Aug 12, 2009 6:00pm EDT
they are. plus karl rove firing squad? ah-ha. new evidence reveals that the turd blossom himself was a driving force in the politically driven motivation of a u.s. attorney and eight others. we'll explain how the house judiciary committee is going to be dealing with that. a "psycho talk" encore. and we've got a great panel showing up on all the hot topics. and one quick note before we get to the op-ed, the fed did not raise the interest rates today. you know that oobama economy? it went up 120 points. but first, tonight's op-ed. well, the fear card being played by the righties is now, i guess you could say a fever pitch. the numbers are showing that the obama administration is in trouble with some demographics. senior citizens are believing this right wing garbage, believe it or not. the very people -- and this is what gets me -- the very people that get government assistance in health care are now actually turning on the president of the united states. this isn't about reform. it's about politics. dirty politics. blatant lies. that's what they are. conservati conservative democr
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Aug 23, 2009 7:00am EDT
this in the past? we are going to have karl rove on later on to talk about whether or not this is common place or highly unusual. >> right, and speaking of lobbying, interesting story in the new york times today about tom daschle who we thought has been out of the game since he had that whole tax scandal. waste not of course nominated as the hhs secretary for president obama, had that whole not paying his taxes thing. well, turns out he has had the president's ear all along on health care, all the while acting as what appears to be a lobbyist, although mr. daschle says he's not a lobbyist, he does get a substantial amount of money from a law and lobbying firm for the pharmaceutical industry. >> right, begs a serious question. here is a guy who, because of the tax issues we thought he's not involved in the process and brings up this sort of czar question, doesn't it, all the people who had the president's ear who is are involved in the process, who aren't nominated and don't have the approval process of congress, and we now know in the six months since he was not chosen as health secretary. >>
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